I disagree with several parts of this:Lessss wrote:I think there should be a topic listing vendors and people with >1000 posts can suggest then vote yes or no to include them on the domain root. Once on the root those companies can be contacted and offered a vendor thread in the for sale section for a small fee. If unscrupulous practices, or crappy products, or lack of warranty support is reported their threads can be locked and their root status removed. They can have admin access to their thread to hide(for our admins review) posts they think are out of line. Our admins can clean up and or restore those posts after review.
--Shouldn't matter how many posts someone has, if it came to such a vote.
--I wouldn't include any vendors on the root page/domain, just the usual marketplace forums for new, used, and wanted.
I wouldn't "sell" any vendor a thread; it's the same thing as selling them an ad space. No need, as anyone can freely post want or sale ads on the marketplace for EV-related stuff (obvious spam ain't gonna stay, though ), and probably for non-EV-related stuff as there is not anything that lists what can and cant' be sold there.
--I wouldn't want anyone besides the regular mods/admins (whether I'm part of that group or not) to have access to hide or otherwise alter posts or threads/etc., as there is already a perfectly-working function to report posts that are thought to be problematic, with a space to type in the reason if a premade reason in the dropdown doesn't match, or more detail is desired.